Friday, September 7, 2018

MLB Ejection 149 - Andy Fletcher (5; Bud Black)

HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Rockies Manager Bud Black (balk call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Dodgers-Rockies game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin committed a balk, resulting in awards to the runners of second and third base. Replays indicate Rusin attempted to hold the runners via a false move in contravention of the balk rules prohibiting the illegal actions described in Official Baseball Rule 6.02(a), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 2-2. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Andy Fletcher (49)'s fifth ejection of 2018
Andy Fletcher now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 10).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has -1 points in Crew Division (-2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -1).
*OBR 6.02(a)(1) states that is a balk when—"The pitcher, while touching his plate, makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch and fails to make such delivery."
*OBR 6.02(a)(2) states that it is a balk when—"The pitcher, while touching his plate, feints a throw to first or third base and fails to complete the throw."

This is the 149th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 61st Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Colorado's 5th ejection of 2018, 5th in the NL West (SF 8; ARI, LAD 7; SD 6; COL 5).
This is Bud Black's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 18 (Bill Welke; QOC = Y [Out of Base Path]).
This is Andy Fletcher's 5th ejection of 2018, 1st since August 4 (Tucker Barnhart; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies, 9/7/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Black blasts balk bestowal; Bud becomes blackballed (COL)


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